May 26, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated India’s longest bridge – the 9.15 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge, over the River Brahmaputra, in Assam.

The bridge that has been built at a cost of about Rs 2,056 crore will reduce the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from six hours to just one hour as the distance will shrink by 165 kilometres.

Inadequate connectivity infrastructure in India’s northeast has always been a matter of concern in the region. The bridge built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, is likely to fill a huge connectivity gap and will open door for economic development.

The last bridge over the Brahmaputra was the Kalia Bhomora Bridge at Tejpur.